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‘Aladdin’ stage, film stars mourn Robin Williams

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The casts of “Aladdin” — both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit — are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.

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Princess Jasmine: Goodbye, Genie

PRINCESS Jasmine gives the Genie a kiss in this scene from “Aladdin.” The privilege of saying I was in a movie with Robin Williams will forever be a highlight of my life.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, my news feeds on Facebook and Twitter were flooded with news of Robin Williams’ passing. Although I always felt great sadness upon hearing of any show biz denizen’s death, this one felt as if a really close, personal friend had died.

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Lea Salonga to Aladdin’s ‘Genie’: ‘Now you truly are free’


They were together as artists in the 1992 animated musical fantasy film Aladdin. But they never met.

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Robin Williams an airman, genie, nanny, but one of a kind—Obama

Flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Monday. AP

President Barack Obama described Robin Williams as “one of a kind” as tributes pour in for the Oscar-winning actor and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades.

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Robin Williams’ most distinctive roles

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The kinetic bundle of energy that was  Robin  Williams  took on many forms during a long and versatile career. He may have been best known for his fast-talking, funnyman roles, but he mesmerized in serious ones as well — creepy ones, too — and was memorable well beyond the big screen: on television, on the comedy stage, [...]

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